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tragedy. >>> good evening merry christmas i'm ken wayne. >> and i'm jana katsuyama, frank and julie have this christmas off. >> we're on storm watch as another storm rolls through the area. we have team coverage of this latest system. bill martin is tracking on storm tracker 2. but we begin with john fowler he's like in palo alto and brings us why people are keeping an eye on a levee. >> reporter: because it's raining. you may see some spots on your lens. let me show you san franciscito bridge. it is much higher than when you last saw it. there's 3,700 sandbags here. state crews brought in 3,500 of these sandbag, built some so called chimneys to protect the levee from erosion from beneath. the idea here is that this is a temporary fix for a 82-year-old problem here. and just a little while ago the officials for the joint powers authority told me that the rain tonight should not be enough to push the creek to the near record flows of two nights and and across the bay we found people enjoying tonight's rain. >> it is, it is. it's going to hopefully bring a lot of freshness, right to the va
to a second look. i'm julie haener. tonight far from home at the holidays. this is a tough time of year for military personnel serving overseas and their families here at home. but sometimes it's also the season for homecoming. elizabeth pran first brought us this story on christmas eve last year. >> daddy, daddy. >> reporter: an emotional reunion at naval air station woube island in washington state. >> i love you. >> reporter: the final men and lady of the yellow jacket squadron returned to their families home for good from iraq. >> just in time for christmas. >> we worked hard to make sure that happened and we're here. it's a good day i think for everybody. >> reporter: just last week a caravan of u.s. soldiers and supplies crossing the border from iraq into kuwait marking the last american combat troops to leave after almost nine years of fighting. now at fort hood texas, tears and relief as these nearly 200 soldiers marched toward their families. they are among the very last u.s. combat soldiers to leave the country and return home. >> it feels great. i'm real happy. it's been almo
>>> good evening i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. we have live team coverage as our holiday week gets off to a very wet start. ktvu croup entrance tracking the impact of the first storm system all day. first we check in with mark tamayo with a look at where the rain is the heaviest right now. >> right now rain is moving into parts of the east bay and north bay. we had a flood advisory during the 5:00 hour. that has expired. you'll seat coverage on out toward the santa cruz mountains. we'll shift the maps here. scattered rain showers. also closer to hayward. some activity here. nothing too major. heavier rain out toward discovery bay around highway 4. darker shades of green indicating heavier cells. rainfall sensor, nothing too extreme here. about .05 of an inch an hour. up in the north bay, scattered showers. one cell approaching the fairfield area. just right around napa. still some rain showers in the forecast for tonight. two more storms to talk about this weekend. when the heavy rain bands move in and how much you can expect in your neighborhood. >> all the rain
. negotiations broke off with the hospital in july. >> we are working on the old contract as it's right now, but we feel that they should at least come back and negotiate with us. >> the hospitals say they have rehired replacement nurses to strike. >>> four firefighters responded to a house fire this christmas eve morning. two were shot and killed and two others were wounded. it appears it was a trap. the gunman fired at the firefighters when they arrived at the burning house in webster which near rochester. it kept firefighters were battling the fire and the gunman was later found dead at the scene. >>> the weather is cooperating at bay area airports but the lines inside may cause a bit of a problem. you may want to give yourself extra time if you are flying on christmas eve. >>> and here is more specifics. we will tell you more about this home as it was caught on video, stay with us. . >>> welcome back, well do you happen to know this guy? he is captured on surveillance cameras taking a package off of a home last tuesday. the owner sent the link to us and if you recognize the guy or the c
now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am ken pritchett. >> frank and julie are off tonight. we start with a deadly day on the slopes. a snowboarder was killed in an avalanche. kevin oliver has the story. >> reporter: ski patrol raced down the hill where paramedics tried to save the man. the man was buried for 5 hours. his friends left in shock, said the man just moved back to the area and this was his first outing the of season. >> we are missing a guy. missing a guy but they didn't start looking till 2-3 hours later. >> the man was buried in 2 feet of snow. friends said he was snow aboving when the snow broke -- snowboarding above it when the snow broke free. >> looking for him but they didn't find him. he was at the bottom. >> reporter: the ski patrol did a preliminary search. >> they did a courtesy search. concerned for safety reasons because of the unstable ice that is still up there. >> reporter: after more time passed and there was still no sign of the man search crews were called in. the resort was shut down. kevin oliver, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> an
'm maureen naylor. frank and julie are off tonight. we begin with breaking news out of marin county where two people in the last hour have been rescued from the water near the golden gate bridge. coast guard officials tell us they received a call that two people were struggling in the water in this area. rescue boats raced to the site and just about 30 minutes ago coast guard crews pulled two people from the water. there's no word on the victim's identity or their condition. >>> as law enforcement agencies get ready for beefed up dui patrols around the bay area. a lawmaker is proposing a new bill that toughness drunk driving laws. patti lee joins us with details on that plan. >> reporter: there will be multiple dui checkpoints including here in palo alto which will have a command center set up by 9:00 a.m. these are after a bill passed this afternoon will help stop repeat drunk drivers. >> a drink or two drink for some people you can't drive. >> reporter: we sat in on a mandatory treatment session for men arrested while driving under the influence. some are repeat offenders. >> people are goi
state laws about discrimination and bullying passed. two went into effect in july. one those laws provides a paper trail. we sifted through hundreds of federal discrimination compliant and struggled to find any that dealt directly with bullying. the state says you will not find any in its uniform complaint system either. that's because bullying wasn't included. educators still advise people to go to teenagers first. >> this law has the claw that's requires teachers to intervene when they witness act of bullying. >> reporter: for at first time ever, a $400,000 school audit is under way. >> i want to see what's in place. to see if the teachers know what the rules are, know what the laws rin a actually talk to students and parent to see if they understand what their rights are. >> reporter: averagely member who wrote one of the laws, supports the audit. we can't expect them to go away in 100 dayses. people talk to say bullying are truly go away when people are guided by not law but what's right. >> you can't sleep tight bedbugs bite. an investigation shows even the nation's stricte
negotiations failed last july. >> we are gonna strike until they come back to the table to negotiate our contract. >> the california nurse's association organized the one-day picket against sirt health and hca healthcare. nurses say management wants to reduce healthcare benefits, sick pay and staffing levels. the hospitals have hired contract nurses to fill in. >>> a man hit by a flurry of gunfire in oakland has serious injuries following a shootout between people in two vehicles. an assault rifle was left at the scene along with dozens of shell casings. it happened about 11:00 a.m. near mar kus foster school on west street. the school was not in session today. police say the man was dropped off at a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. no arrests have been made. >>> veteran actor jack clugman has died. krugman costarred in the popular tv comedy the odd couple along with tony randell. he was the slob to randell's neat nick. later clogman played a coroner detective. he continued to act on broadway into his 80s. clugman's family announced his death in los angeles today. actor jack clugma
of a wet holiday weekend. i am. >>> i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> a series of winter storms is setting up for a cold and wet holiday weekend. we have team coverage tonight. mark tamayo is tracking the train. ktvu's maureen naylor is at san jose airport we begin with ktvu's amber lee. she tells us about the problems it caused. >> reporter: it is raining right now. we are along 101 tonight. a highway patrol officer took us long as she worked in the rain during one of the busiest periods of the year. >> reporter: sounding her siren she fought traffic to respond to an accident. it involved a motorcycle and a car. one of five crashes they responded to around 6:00 p.m. tonight. officers say they were all weather related. >> reporter: minutes later she spotted the driver of his car speeding past her car, going 80 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone. the officer sited the driver for speeding. >> she was initially in the slow lane and one turn went straight to the fast lane. >> reporter: this time of year people are rushing around trying to get things down for the holid
>> and i'm maureen naylor. frank and julie are off tonight. this evening, former president george h.w. bush is in guarded condition as a houston hospital with what's being called a stubborn fever. the 88-year-old former president has been in the hospital for bronchitis for almost four weeks now of the doctors say his cough is improving but a lingering fever took him into intensive care. >> it includes a persistent fever and doctors are doing everything they can to wrap their arms around t they're cautiously optimistic that their current course of treatment is going to be effective. >> the former president's spokesman said the former president is alert and talking with staff. the senior bush has gotten visits from his son, former president george w. bush and former florida governor jeb bush. >>> we are on storm watch tonight even though it's mostly dry in the bay area right now. there's a winter storm warning in the sierra. it's not keeping people from flocking to the sierra. ken? >> reporter: right now you can see a touch of snow coming down here. it slowed in the past hour or so.
area. this is just the beginning of a wet holiday weekend. i am. >>> i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> a series of winter storms is setting up for a cold and wet holiday weekend. we have team coverage tonight. mark tamayo is tracking the train. ktvu's maureen naylor is at san jose airport we begin with ktvu's amber lee. she tells us about the problems it caused. >> reporter: it is raining right now. we are along 101 tonight. a highway patrol officer took us long as she worked in the rain during one of the busiest periods of the year. >> reporter: sounding her siren she fought traffic to respond to an accident. it involved a motorcycle and a car. one of five crashes they responded to around 6:00 p.m. tonight. officers say they were all weather related. >> reporter: minutes later she spotted the driver of his car speeding past her car, going 80 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone. the officer sited the driver for speeding. >> she was initially in the slow lane and one turn went straight to the fast lane. >> reporter: this time of year people are rushing around
in july. >> they have actually given us what they call a last and final. 100 take aways from our current contract. >> the hospital said they hired replacement nurses. >>> government and consumer groups turned down an officer from pg&e connected to the san bruno explosion. pg&e refused to admit any safety breaches because it feared criminal charges. critics say they were afraid it could be used against it. >>> christmas in newton, connecticut is a somber one this year. a memorial has been set up to honor those who died in the massacre. people are visiting newton, connecticut to express their sympathy. >> the holidays, my heart reaches out to the families who lost their children. we have four grandchildren, one 6, and it is such a sorrow. you know, hearts are broken. >> there are reports the town is getting six times its normal volume of mail. the owner of one store said he is taking phone calls offering credit cards to pay for groceries for families. >>> no progress after wrapping up his trip. after talks today with the president the situation was worrying. there was no indication of prog
far santa rosa since july 1st, over 22 inches of rain, san francisco approaching well above average 174% of average. as far as current numbers they are in the 40s, napa checking in at 40 degrees and livermore 4 is and a lot of cloud cover and you can see the source of the big blanket from eureka down to monterey bay. we did a dry weather forecast and skies are becoming partly cloudy into the afternoon hours. there is another whether -- nicer weather and beginning friday lasting into early saturday morning. here is an end cries in clouds and we will -- increase in clouds and all of this rainfall remains offshore and it is close enough for shower chances friday lasting into saturday morning, decreasing clouds by saturday afternoon. a quick update on the sierra. the winter storm is expired and pack if the gray area, temperatures are warming back up into the 50s for afternoon highs. half-moon bay 53 and san jose 54. showers lasting early friday into saturday morning and we will have a few extra clouds by monday as we wrap up 2012. >>> the bank does not have to pay restitution to custome
. >> they stay in my wallet until july. >> reporter: the week between christmas and new years bring in 15% of business. shoppers started -- shops starting sales before christmas to bring in customers. >> we saw a lot of the sales kickoff on christmas eve and they're obviously going on today and through the rest of the week so, we expect a lot of holiday shopping to continue through the weekend. >> reporter: some customers say they wait all the way through the holidays for the post christmas sales. . >> december 26th, we try to make it downtown. we get here about 9:00. >> reporter: while retailers may be depending on the sales, coming up at 6, we'll tell you why some retailers will wind up disappointed with the way the season goes. . >>> at 5:30, we are inching closer to the so-called fiscal cliff. we spoke to congressional staffers today, why they believe politicians will allow the country to go over the cliff before making a deal. >>> officials in newtown, connecticut, plan to use the flowers, letters and other mementos sent by the public as part of the memorial. they will stay up unti
. >> reporter: a determined set of eyes. >> i just love clothes. >> reporter: a patient hand. 18-year-old julie rally has a dream. in her life sketch, she is a fashion designer. >> a thing about going to konyata college. they have a wonderful two year program for fashion. >> reporter: in 2001, julia was an orphan in russia. >> she was so small at that time, i could carry her through the airport myself on my hip. >> people in the orphanage would get kicked out at 15 and 16, and you're basically on the streets. no good, and you're trying to make as much money as you can, but it's very little. most of the children end up being poor. >> reporter: today, protesters in moscow were arrested after russian parliaments upper house voted unanimously to ban americans from adopting russian children. it was seen as a retaliation for a sank against russian's human rights violaters. >> kids are being used as a pawn in a political situation. >> reporter: saying it is misguided. for julia rally, her life sketch is still being made, and the pencil is in her handwise the guidance of her parents. >> having him in m
and a boy. good eving i'm ken wayne. >> and i'm julie haener. it was not the outcome rescuers were hoping for. eric rasmussen is live with the warning for those in the area. >> reporter: that warning is to be very careful in these conditions. the marin county coroner's office is not identifying these victims until their families are notified. however in the last few minutes i did speak to southern marin fire. it confirms these men and a boy were standing on some rocks when they were swept away by a wave when they were fishing just beyond the golden gate. chopper2 had our first view of the scene as boats with the coast guard responded to a 911 call of two people swept out to sea. but officials later delivered the news no one wanted to hear. >> rescue recovered two bodies one male adult and one child. those suspects were later pronounced deceased. >> reporter: the waves do go real high. >> reporter: rescuers led us down this steep side. >> i don't know if it was the high tide that caused the accident. we're trying to get information out to the public, know your tides, know your limits and g
while shielding her children. good evening i'm julie haener. >> and i'm ken wayne. we speak to the mother who was struck by gunfire while shielding her children. we speak to eric rasmussen who spoke to the mother. >> reporter: we're talking about a mother who was blocked her twin boys. her actions gave many others the strength to be in church tonight. back in the same room where bullets pierced the wall just days earlier, members of the central evangelistica church say they're not upset. >> reporter: no tienes miedo? >> no, no tengo miedo. >> reporter: in spanish, cardova told us she was not afraid. >> she said i saw the bullet and i threw myself over them so it might hit me and not them. from her hospital bed today, cardova shows us where she was hit. the bullet missing her hurt. in spanish she told us she felt no pain, but felt bad about not being able to be with her children. >> yeah, pretty good mom. >> reporter: she's a pretty good mom? >> yes. >> reporter: today church members attended to show they're support. investigators say they are following leads but made no arr
for a man and a boy. good eving i'm ken wayne. >> and i'm julie haener. it was not the outcome rescuers were hoping for. eric rasmussen is live with the warning for those in the area. >> reporter: that warning is to be very careful in these conditions. the marin county coroner's office is not identifying these victims until their families are notified. however in the last few minutes i did speak to southern marin fire. it confirms these men and a boy were standing on some rocks when they were swept away by a wave when they were fishing just beyond the golden gate. chopper2 had our first view of the scene as boats with the coast guard responded to a 911 call of two people swept out to sea. but officials later delivered the news no one wanted to hear. >> rescue recovered two bodies one male adult and one child. those suspects were later pronounced deceased. >> reporter: the waves do go real high. >> reporter: rescuers led us down this steep side. >> i don't know if it was the high tide that caused the accident. we're trying to get information out to the public, know your tides, know your limit
shielding her children. good evening i'm julie haener. >> and i'm ken wayne. we speak to the mother who was struck by gunfire while shielding her children. we speak to eric rasmussen who spoke to the mother. >> reporter: we're talking about a mother who was blocked her twin boys. her actions gave many others the strength to be in church tonight. back in the same room where bullets pierced the wall just days earlier, members of the central evangelistica church say they're not upset. >> reporter: no tienes miedo? >> no, no tengo miedo. >> reporter: in spanish, cardova told us she was not afraid. >> she said i saw the bullet and i threw myself over them so it might hit me and not them. from her hospital bed today, cardova shows us where she was hit. the bullet missing her hurt. in spanish she told us she felt no pain, but felt bad about not being able to be with her children. >> yeah, pretty good mom. >> reporter: she's a pretty good mom? >> yes. >> reporter: today church members attended to show they're support. investigators say they are following leads but made no arrests. >>> coming u
: a patient hand. 18-year-old julie rally has a dream. in her life sketch, she is a fashion designer. >> a thing about going to konyata college. they have a wonderful two year program for fashion. >> reporter: in 2001, julia was an orphan in russia. >> she was so small at that time, i could carry her through the airport myself on my hip. >> people in the orphanage would get kicked out at 15 and 16, and you're basically on the streets. no good, and you're trying to make as much money as you can, but it's very little. most of the children end up being poor. >> reporter: today, protesters in moscow were arrested after russian parliaments upper house voted unanimously to ban americans from adopting russian children. it was seen as a retaliation for a sank against russian's human rights violaters. >> kids are being used as a pawn in a political situation. >> reporter: saying it is misguided. for julia rally, her life sketch is still being made, and the pencil is in her handwise the guidance of her parents. >> having him in my life has really changed it. same with my mom being really suppo
in mexico. she adjacent got married in july. >> a woman was hit and killed by her own truck. the 60-year-old died yesterday on wilbur avenue. she had been working underneath a large truck, police say at some point her truck slipped in to gear and rolled her or pinning her underneath. firefighters say she was eventually pulled out but died at the scene. >> today is the last day drivers can park for free in oakland. the city has been offering free parking every saturday since thanksgiving. the goal was to boost the city's small businesses by letting shoppers park for free. there will be no charge to park at all city run meter spaces in four city owned garages. driver also get free parking for two hours. >>> and the first sunday of the new year marked a new era in san francisco. no more free parking there. all meters in the city will be enforce from noon until six. the city said paid parking is necessary because commercial districts are now just as busy on sundays as on saturdays. meters in tourist areas already charge seven days a week. >> tonight the wariers play their final game of the
weeks. we will look at where we stand with rain, since july 1st when the rainfall calendar starts. santa rosa over 22-inches, san jose at 7 inches, look at santa rosa. 174% of average and by tomorrow we could be tracking just a few more rain shower, nothing major but still we could track a few rain drops for friday. right now mostly cloudy, fairfield 39 degrees, oakland mid40s and san jose currently in about 43 degrees. forecast for today is this. more cloud cover this morning, upper 30s, upper 40s and in to the afternoon sykes partly cloudy. here is the overall weather pattern. a big batch of high clouds but no rain associated with that. we will be dry for today. there is a weather system developing off shore. that will be the source of more cloud cover for friday. we re-enter deuce the chance of showers by friday evening lasting into saturday morning. the early morning hours of saturday. here is the updated forecast model. this came in about half an our ago, 45 minutes, lue see more cloud cover for friday. rainfall still off shore, 10:00 tomorrow morning. spotty drizzle by this time fr
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